This pair of candlesticks is modelled on designs published by Jean Brain (1637 - 1711), (H. Ottomeyer, P. Prschel, et.al., Vergoldete Bronzen, 1986, Munich, vol. I, p. 58, fig. 1.8.1.).
A related pair of candlesticks from the property of Beatrice Lagrave Maltby [+] was sold at Christie's New York, 20 September 1994, lot 70.